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my 12-year-old Sheltie (diagnosed a couple of years ago with

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my 12-year-old Sheltie (diagnosed a couple of years ago with ataxia) is now running around the house in an agitated manner. His movements are extremely rapid.
I took him out to pee, so that's not the problem.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  knstrand replied 7 months ago.

knstrand :

Hello, my name isXXXXX I can try to help answer your question about Laddie

knstrand :

Sorry to hear this is happening. Was his episode of ataxia something that resolved? or something he has suffered with continuously the last 2 years?

knstrand :

Is it possible Laddie got ahold of something he shouldn't such as prescription or recreational meds?

Customer:

No, no meds around.

knstrand :

Are there any mushrooms growing in your yard? Would he be one to eat something like that outside?

Customer:

No mushrooms.

Customer:

He doesn't actually eat very well, because he doesn't have many teeth either.

knstrand :

How about the ataxia? Was it something he got well from 2 years back, or has it been ongoing?

Customer:

It has been ongoing.

Customer:

He has just had a large bowel movement on the floor. My husband is taking him outside

knstrand :

Was the BM runny or unusual in any way?

Customer:

runny

knstrand :

It's possible he is suffering from stomach discomfort and just feels it coming on. He may vomit and have the runs tonight

Customer:

That could be - he has always had extreme discomfort in his lower belly

knstrand :

You can offer him a bland diet tomorrow such as cooked white rice and cottage cheese mixed together

Customer:

Okay - I have to do the hamburger rice thing on a regular basis for him -- but this agitation is something new

knstrand :

You can even give him a pepcid ac to settle his stomach

Customer:

Good idea. We have some from another episode (not this severe though)

knstrand :

With the history of ataxia, he might be progressing toward something like a seizure..... maybe I'm totally off base, but if the agitation is new ..... sometimes they can sense an oncoming seizure

knstrand :

If this happens, or if anything more than diarrhea occurs, you might want to consider a trip to the emergency clinic

Customer:

I was beginning to think it was something neurological - and thank you for your response - we'll call our regular vet tomorrow, and in the meantime - cottage cheese, rice, and pepid ac

knstrand :

You are welcome. Hopefully this helped. Do you have any other questions?

Customer:

No, I'm good. Thank you!

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Expert:  knstrand replied 7 months ago.
Hi Margaret,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Laddie. How is everything going?

knstrand
Customer: replied 7 months ago.


Hello -


I rated you as "Excellent Service" - in fact the dog vomited quite a bit, had the runs, then was fine after that. So you were right on the money when you thought it was an intestinal problem.


Thank you!

Expert:  knstrand replied 7 months ago.
You are welcome. So glad Laddie is doing better.

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